Dogs in the House

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Q: What is Sharia stance on dogs at home merely for security purposes. Can they be allowed in the house?

A:
It is permissible to keep a dog for security purposes and protection. Do not allow the dog inside the house unless there is a dire need, e.g. the robber is in the house, etc. (Raddul Muhtaar V20 P296)

Prepared by: Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai